Death Of The Penny Discussed By U.S. Money Reserve President

The President of the U.S. Money Reserve, Philip Diehl recently made an appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” morning show where he discussed the options available to U.S. agencies for reducing the costs of currency production, PR Newswire reports. During the show the former Director of the U.S. Mint gave his view on removing the penny from everyday use in the U.S., which was a view based upon the skills of Diehl as a precious metals and currency expert.

The U.S. Money Reserve has been at the top of the precious metals markets for a number of years, particularly amongst those looking to invest in government issued gold, silver, and platinum coins. The founders of the U.S. Money reserve were traders in precious metals who hoped to assist everybody with the opportunity to invest in precious metals. In a bid to make sure the company only offers the highest quality coins a dedicated team of experts has been assembled, which includes those with the skills to analyze specific coins to make sure they are of the correct value.

Within the interview Diehl took part in he looked to the effects a change in currency values would have on the overall U.S. economy. Despite fears the removal of the penny from curculation would lead to a rise in inflation the President of U.S. Money Reserve believes the change would be of benefit to the economy as a whole; the theory presented by Diehl stated retailers would round down their prices to avoid the use of the penny and offer increased discounts customers would look to use.

There are more options for changing the face of U.S. currency, which also includes the removal of the five cent nickel from circulation. Diehl argued on the CNBC show the best option for the U.S. was the removal of the penny as it costs around $105 million per year to keep the coin in circulation for very little in return.

From Investment Banker to Millionaire Philanthropist: Sanjay Shah’s journey.

The Solo Capital hedge fund founder and CEO, Sanjay Shah is the father of a young son diagnosed as autistic. He had already been contributing to charity by sponsoring many children in India, but his new concern was for finding a way to help his son. He was casting about to find the best way to address the issue when he heard that Snoop Dogg was visiting “The Palm”, where Sanjay and his family now live. His whole family were interested in meeting the recording superstar and so Sanjay made some inquires as to whether Snoop Dogg would come over for an unplanned visit. Snoop accepted!

The whole Shah family was ecstatic to have Snoop and his accompanying troop in their home having a great conversation. And it was Snoop who immediately proposed a viable plan for Sanjay to made a difference in autism research. He pointed out that if Sanjay got into the music concert business, he could privately produce concerts to fund autism research.

Of the astonishing visit, Sanjay Shah said, “What’s it like having a man who’s sold 30 million records sitting in your garden? Bizarre. But thrilling! I put some pictures on Facebook and no one believed it was him. Everyone thought I’d hired a lookalike… He was lovely. He was talking to the kids, asking about Dubai, telling us about his family. It was fun.”

From this epiphany Autism Rocks was born. Sanjay has produced private concerts with big-name artists, including Drake, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Joss Stone, and several others. Some in the UK and some in Dubai. The results are impressive, with over $15 million raised by Autism Rocks. All the profits are used to help fund the Autism Research Trust, which supports a Cambridge University study to find the causes of autism and to develop more effective treatments for the condition.

Sanjay Shah has founded and currently owns many companies, but he started with Solo Capital and more recently founded Vistex, Inc. Sanjay is the Chief Architect and CEO of the company. Utilizing new cloud computing technology, Vistex offers incentive management and solutions for marketing and service. They help many client companies control their overhead costs, improve profits, and generally implement new strategies for more effective marketing.

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The Expansion of Organo Gold

Coffee is a billion dollar industry that is exponentially growing as more and more individuals buy this product all around the world. What makes this product so popular is that it is tasty and bitter that can be molded into so many flavors and so many popular drinks. Coffee can be sold by large franchise, coffee can be sold by small businesses, and coffee can be grown in different ways to appeal to each and every different pallet. With the growing industry of coffee, Organo Gold is a company that has created its own niche to make a healthy product that also energizes the consumers.

Organo Gold is a fairly new company that was started in 2008 by Bernardo Chua. Mr. Chua has extensive knowledge of the multilevel marketing industry which he has applied to make Organo Gold a successful brand. Mr. Chua decided that in order to make Organo Gold successful, a new never before seen product was needed that would set this brand apart from other coffee brands, something that would bring health as well as caffeine.

This special ingredient is known as the “king of herbs” in Eastern medicine. This herb is called Ganoderma which is more specifically a fungus that grows which supernatural properties that relaxes yet energizes those who intake these herbs. Ganoderma is transformed into a powder like consistency through a natural process. The powder is then combined with a number of Organo Gold products that include hot cocoa, coffee, as well as tea.

Organo Gold is a company that is proud to announce that it is a only company in North America with a organically grown Ganoderma plantation. This plantation makes this fungus easily accessible to be combined with a number of Organo Gold products. Consumers of this brand have praised Bernardo Chua for his clever idea of combining a healthy product with a daily consumable beverage.

Organo Gold, though a new company has expanded greatly to now be sold in over 35 different countries. Recently in news, Organo Gold announced its new branch that has opened up in Turkey. This country marks the new available access to both Europe and Asia with ease. The team at Organo Gold is a dedicated team that constantly demonstrates excellence, integrity, as well as leadership. What makes Organo Gold a special company is the fact that it is available for anyone to join. The only requirement to join this team is that one has to have a love for the product.  Bernardo Chua is winning awards helping to drive forward his concept of healthy coffee.  Follow that on his Facebook, as he takes the company to new heights.

It’s Deja Vu All Over Again, Says George Soroos (Not Yogi Berra)

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones indices have just completed their worst first week of a calendar year since records have been kept. They fell 6.0% and 6.2%, respectively, in those first five days.(USA Today)

Under such conditions, panic is understandable. Hunagarian born, George Soroos is now a well-known American billionaire, investor, and speculator. George Soros is among those who is worried. “When I look at the financial markets,” Soroos told an economic forum in Sri Lanka on Thursday, “there is a serious challenge which reminds me of the crisis we had in 2008.” (BloomburgBusiness)

The 2008 crisis, of course, was the worst the global economy has suffered since the Great Depression of the 1930s. (It is generally referred to as the Great Recession.) Soros is one of the 30 wealthiest men in the world. He has made a reputation for speculating in a prescient fashion about macroeconomic developments in the global economy. For example, “He is known on Bloomberg as ‘The Man Who Broke the Bank of England’ because of his short sale of US$10 billion worth of pounds, making him a profit of $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday currency crisis.” (Wikipedia)

But Soroos is not infallible. In fact, doomsday prophets are usually wrong.(InStreet) And there are a lot of differences between the current crisis and the Great Recession that started in 2008. That was primarily about, in the beginning anyway, a bubble in the housing market in the United States. Prices of houses in the US had been inflated by easy credit, subprime mortgages, and what turned out to be unreasonable optimism that those prices would go on increasing forever.

The origin of this crisis is China. Its stock market imploded so badly in the first week of 2016 that the Chinese government shut it down, twice. It is true that there are speculative bubbles and debt levels in the Chinese economy reminiscent of those in the housing market in the United States in 2008. “The general consensus, however, is that China can handle a debt crisis; state control of the economy is much greater and the government has trillions of dollars of reserves with which to rescue the banks if it needs to.”(Economist) Furthermore, the Chinese economy is not so central to the global economy as that of the US. And while the economic crisis of 2008 caught most people by surprise, this crisis has been anticipated, and “priced into” the market already. (Nasdaq) One indication of this is that both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones indices were stagnant throughout 2015.

So, the terrible first week for the stock market in the United States in 2016 may be the start of a crisis like that of 2008, as George Soroos fears. But even billionaires find it difficult to make such economic forecasts.

Artificial Intelligence Exists in More Places Than You Would Think

Most people have a certain impression of artificial intelligence, something that is often referred to as AI. In fact, the overwhelming majority of individuals automatically think of something from some science fiction movie when people start talking about artificial intelligence. The truth is, it already exists and it exists in many more places than you might first believe. Once you really sit down and start to think about things, it quickly becomes apparent that you are actually surrounded by it on a routine basis. This is enough to make some people feel uncomfortable, at least at first. However, artificial intelligence is designed to make life easier and to allow people to do things that have never before been possible. For the most part, that is exactly how it is used today.

One company that has been dominating the world of image recognition for years is called Slyce. The thing that makes this company stand out is that it has been a pioneer in every sense of the word when it comes to anything related to AI. In fact, it initially started doing a lot of development for the military and eventually, it started to branch out into other areas. Today, much of the intelligence that has been developed by the company is used by people in all walks of life. You might think that you have never used any of this technology, but if you do anything related to Google then chances are, you have already been exposed to theimage reconition developed by Slyce.

Think of it this way. If you have a newer computer and you are able to speak to your computer and have it learn your likes and dislikes, you are already interacting with artificial intelligence on a daily basis. The same is true when Google learns the things that you are interested in and then presents you with image recognition that are directly tied to those things. These ads are specific to you as an individual. They use algorithms to come up with the things that you are most interested in and then they customize their ads for you and you alone. This is just one more example of the way that artificial intelligence has found a way to become a common part of your everyday life.

Of course, as time goes on there is every chance that artificial intelligence will be used in even more obvious ways. It is already occurring in some areas. The difference is that the members of the general public may not be directly involved with this type of interaction on a day to day basis. However, the use of robots that are capable of making decisions or the implementation of security systems that are able to tell one person’s retina from another all involve some form of artificial intelligence. As the technology becomes more mainstream, it only makes sense that the general public will become directly involved with this type of interaction on a daily basis. Without a doubt, it is an exciting time as there are virtually no limits to the places where this technology can ultimately go.

MJ Impersonator Sergio Cortes Gets Real

A recent interview appeared in R7 Noticias that discussed Sergio Cortes’s transition into the famous pop singer. The fact is that Sergio Cortes is considered one of the top Michael Jackson Impersonator’s in the world. Soon, the entire world will recognize this talented individual and the great tribute that he actually pays to Jackson. Let’s get real with Sergio Cortes, MJ impersonator. Remember to follow this talented man on Facebook and follow him on Twitter to keep up to date on his new gigs.

Sergio Cortes Embraces Jackson Persona
Take a look at Sergio Cortes. He is like most celebrity impersonators. He has learned to walk the walk and talk the talk just like the celebrity. Clearly, he has learned to make the celebrity’s life his own.

Michael Jackson died back in 2009. However, watching Sergio Cortes makes you feel that you are looking at the super star reborn in the form of Sergio Cortes. This talented individual is also able to sing, dance, act and compose music. The fact is that a lot of the impersonators are not as talented as Sergio Cortes. Cortes relates that he has made a career out of impersonating Jackson. He feels that it is a privilege to be able to act in such a manner.

At the age of 43, Sergio is a seasoned Michael Jackson impersonator. His mother was the one that first stirred his interest in Jackson, when he was young. At that time, Michael Jackson was with the Jackson 5. He was a big hit in America. However, his fame was only beginning to go international. During that time, Sergio watched everything that Michael Jackson appeared on. This included singing, dancing, and interacting with fans. He studied his singing and dance moves carefully. Sergio believes that his close study prepared him to impersonate Michael Jackson on stage.

During his teens, Sergio dressed up like the pop star and pictures were taken by a photographer. The pictures really made a big hit with MJ fans. Soon, he became known as a Michael Jackson impersonator and his career began. Today, the talented man is still packing them in the stadiums and arenas to view his impression of Jackson. Sergio’s social media sites cover his appearances around the world. Cortes relates that he was really saddened by the death of Michael Jackson back in 2009. His death had a big impact on his life. However, he believes his performance as the super star might help fill the void left by Jackson and satisfy fans.

Kyle Bass: Another Market Money Maker or Just a Ploy

Kyle Bass wrote on his blog that he started his company, Hayman Capital Management, by predicting the real estate crisis of 2008. However, this was his only correct prediction so far. In many circles he is considered a less than reliable source of information when it comes to financial matters. Bass has yet to predict any other market trends and has been linked to other many unscrupulous acts.

Recently, Bass discussed on CNBC Halftime his take on the 2016 market based on what he says are significant changes in China. Bass points out the issues with the banking systems in China. He explains that China’s banking system has grown 400% and is at $35 trillion while their GDP is at $10 trillion. Bass equates China’s banking system to Europe’s banking system which caused their financial crisis. He expects this volatility will cause a credit cycle in Asia predicting a grim outlook. Bass believes that investors should be worried of the upcoming changes in the market. He points out that the coming credit cycle will eventually cause a 10-20% decrease in the US stock market.

Although Bass’ 2016 prediction seems realistic, there may be a need for a second opinion. He has been linked to Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner who has been in her own financial downfall. Kirchner has been connected to the cause of Argentina defaulting on their debt. Bass supported Kirchner and when a New York judge declared Argentina had to pay all their debts, even those who did not agree to a reducing debt, he discredited the creditors saying they were taking from the poor. He also was associated with the faulty airbags and power steering in General Motors cars. When confronted he blamed drivers stating they were drunk or not wearing seat belts.

One of his most grievous acts was his dealings against the pharmaceutical industry. Bass along with his partner Erich Spangenberg, found firms that they could challenge patents against with their organization, the Coalition for Affordable Drugs. The challenge of the patents drove stocks down a fact that financially benefited Bass. The challenges hurt patients and pharmaceutical companies by raising prices. He eventually admitted that profit was his motivation. Although he does not publicly release his financials, it is believed that he lost 30% of his funds in 2014, accounting for some of his less desirable dealings.

Considering his past, Kyle Bass is hardly the one to give financial advice, and from what UsefulStooges says about Bass, you might not want advice from him. His one-time prediction of the housing market seems to be a fluke that only was able to get him temporary gains. He has lost a considerable amount of credibility. His recent prediction of Asian credit cycle and US stock being down could be a ploy to drop stock. Either way further analysis should be done before making any moves based on his accounts.

Change a Child’s Life by Donating To Fund Me

Go fund me is a way for people to collect money to pay for things that people may need. Dr. Avi Weisfogel is setting up a Go fund me page to help collect money for people that need dental surgeries. People that need cleft palate repairs or cleft lip repair will be able to have it done because of the fund me page. This wonderful thing is there for the people that would not be able to have the surgery otherwise. Parents that are lower income can use this fund to pay for the surgery that will help their child eat.

Dr. Weisfogel has been working with surgical patients for a long time. He is working to make the world a better place by providing information and services to people that need. He once was in dental school about to graduate with high hopes of making it as a surgeon. He studied really hard and completed his education with a dental degree from the New York University of Dentistry. He did really well and actually was top of his class along with 250 others.

Since graduation, Avi Weisfogel has become the owner of Dental Sleep Masters and is lecturing other dental surgeons on the art of mouth guards and dental appliances. He is helping people to understand how important good teeth alignment is and how it affects your sleep. Apnea is dangerous and must be treated as soon as it can be. Some people may need to rely on c-pap machines but dental appliances can be less evasive and less loud.

When a child is born with a cleft palate, he or she can have a lot of difficulties drinking from a bottle or eating. This condition can cause death if not taken care of. Death from cleft palate is rare but possible. This condition also causes weight loss or poor nutrition in the children it affects. It happens to the best of us. This condition is not a condition that happens just to a set type of person. It also affects the looks of a child. Doctors that treat cleft palate by dental surgery are encouraging and helping a child to be able to eat. The money from the Operation smile fund me will help children afford the surgery that they need. Cosmetic surgeons can make the lip or palate look very close to perfect. The cosmetic surgery is going to change that child’s life.

Check out Avi’s GoFundMe campaign here.

George Soros Compares China’s Economic Problems to the 2008 Crisis

 

According to George Soros as reported on Bloomberg, China is having a “major adjustment problem.” He also told investors to be cautious because current economic conditions in many ways resemble 2008.

Why should anyone listen to Soros? That’s what the public probably wants to know. The fact that this man began his career and built it up in a lifetime to a net worth of more than $27 billion is one reason why. His successful track record – particularly that of his $1 billion profit made on a deal in 1992 – does not always guarantee he is right. However, the people who seek him for mentorship seem to respect his opinion and heed his predictions.

Soros told anyone who would listen about how China’s economy the first week of 2016 “amounts to a crisis.” He also mentioned that when he looks at the financial markets right now it reminds him of the 2008 recession. One of his major evidences used to support this perspective is the falling value of the Chinese yuan. The plummet in cost of this currency caused the worst stock market crash on Wall Street within three months. Likewise, Asian markets started out the new year quite rough.

One of the hugest occurrences reported is the $2.5 trillion decline in global equities. This all has been largely been blamed on the shifting of China’s economy. This country is changing from an investment and manufacturing nation to one driven by consumption and service industries. It could be just a temporary transition. However, it seems to be affecting the world in a way that caused George Soros to warn people about the possibility of a repeat of the 2008 economic fallout.

It should be pointed out, however, that this is not the first time that George Soros predicted another 2008 crisis. After Greece started struggling financially, Soros said this was more serious than what occurred about eight years ago. Still, rumor has it Greece is recovering well already. So what is it about first the Greek and Chinese economic crunches that makes one of the richest man in the world declare a possible recession?

The Greece situation seems to be for the most part resolved, so it does not apply as much as the China situation right now. However, Strategy + Business suggests that repeated reduction in spending is what partly resolved this country’s crisis. This ties into what it appears Soros is saying to investors — to slow down on making financial moves right now.

The rising Chinese debt-to-income ratios and increased Asian global trade problems seems to be causing quite a scare. After all, the Dow Jones was down by just more than 392 points by closing time on January 7, 2016. Whether or not the fears are founded concerning China’s economy, investors can consider themselves warned.

 

Why Your Dog’s Food Matters

Your dog’s food is a lot more important than you might think. You need to be giving them a good quality food so that they can be as healthy as possible and live a long and happy life. The problem with so many dog foods that you might be able to find on the store shelf is that they are filled with fillers and by-product meal. These are extremely unhealthy to be feeding your dog on a consistent basis and can lead to weight gain, arthritis problems and a poor and dull coat. Going with a better quality brand is easy considering there are so many that are widely available across the country and in a variety of different stores. Beneful is a brand of dog food that many dog owners are currently using with great success. The brand is backed by science and research, ensuring that every single product has the very best ingredients that you can find in a dog food. One of the other key features of Purina Beneful when compared to some other high end brands is that they are affordable. This makes it quite simple to give your dog great food without feeling like you’re spending a small fortune on it. When choosing the Beneful brand of dog food you can choose between dry varieties and wet canned food. The specific product that you choose is dependent on your dog’s needs and their age. It might also help to speak with your dog’s veterinarian to get a feel for what’s best for your pooch. They will also be able to advise you on different brands available if you feel you would like to do more research before buying. For so many dog owners, it feels good to be switching and knowing that their dog’s food is packed with great vitamins and quality ingredients. Whether you choose the Beneful line of dog food or another one there are many benefits that come from making the switch from a lesser quality brand to one that has much better ingredients. As stated before, be sure to speak with your veterinarian before making the switch.